What are you reading?

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  1. smirnoff

    smirnoff Curmudgeon

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  2. Wedge_

    Wedge_ Rogue One

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    All excellent books, I just wish Mr Martin would hurry up and finish A Dance With Dragons!

    Dune is superb, I'm surprised you were able to put it down for a week :)

    I've just finished re-reading a few books by John Brunner; Stand on Zanzibar, The Sheep Look Up and The Jagged Orbit, they're all good. Also Look to Windward by Iain M. Banks (all his Culture novels are fantastic!)
  3. braaains

    braaains gubble gubble

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    Right now I'm hooked on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. I get the feeling I'll finish that today.
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    Bran-Damage New Member

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    Right now I am reading two books:
    1. The Short History of Nearly Everything - By: Bill Bryson
    2. A Thousand Years of Non Linear History - By: Manuel De Landa
  5. Jackalope

    Jackalope NNNNEEERRRRDDDSSSSS!!!!!!

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    I liked Neverwhere, even though it was originally a teleplay. American Gods is sooo much better though (but don't bother with Anansi Boys, it was boring)

    I've really been meaning to read Snowcrash, but it's not available at my library, I oughta just buy the damn thing lol.

    Right now I'm reading Catch-22 for the 5th time. I think it's probably my favorite novel of all time.
  6. smirnoff

    smirnoff Curmudgeon

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    I really want to get to that soon.
    This one really gave me trouble. It wasn't funny to me like I was hoping it would be. I finished it because I was too stubborn to admit I wasn't enjoying myself. Disliking it definitely puts me in the minority.
  7. kip59

    kip59 One of MSP's Sneaky Brits

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    prefered it as a film, 'Bladerunner'. I think I'm right.

    Recent Books (Fun):

    The Circuit, Bob Shepherd. Interesting look at the Close protection / security industry.

    A Million Bullets, James Fergusson. The British Army in Afghanistan and the continuation of the 'Great Game.'

    Sniper, Bob Mills. The Brits in Al something or other, Iraq.

    Nothing to Lose, Lee Child. Another 'Jack Reacher' adventure. I can't believe that Lee Child is a brit! He must have a shit hot american research team.

    Recent Books (Boring):

    Sociology: Themes and Perspectives. Michael harry lambos.

    Psychology: The science of body and Mind. some geezer called Gross

    Got 2 exams on monday and 1 on wednesday and then I'm finished with boring books for 3 months, hurrah:D
  8. crowchaser

    crowchaser not to be taken seriously

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    couturedharlot couture with a chaser

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    currently working on:
    "let the right ones in"
    "all the sundays yet to come"
    "capote"

    i'm glad i'm not the only one who reads multiple books at the same time. some of my friends think i'm weird because of it
  10. JZL

    JZL Ministry of Whack

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    I read flying and comp mags more than books lately. I just got my first issue of WIRED and see an article about Jimmy Fallon and another about how open source and the internet are the new "Socialism."

    The books I'm trying to read are "The Sirens of Titan" by Kurt Vonnegut and the Stephen Colbert book, "I am America (and So Can You!)".

    Books I'd recommend are "What's the Matter with Kansas?" by Thomas Frank and a couple books by sci-fi scribe Greg Egan, "Permutation City" and "Quarantine".
  11. fornik8her

    fornik8her Junior Member

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    Just finished " The Transparent Society" by David Brin

    interesting read
  12. Tacdriver

    Tacdriver Junior Member

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    Audiobooks are my thing.......currently

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  13. Jackalope

    Jackalope NNNNEEERRRRDDDSSSSS!!!!!!

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    what's he got against Expecting more and paying less?
  14. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    I just started reading Carl Sagan's Cosmos again. And The Rich Get Richer, the Poor Get Prison. Recommended by a friend.
  15. 1453. I just finished it. It's a pretty epic ass book about the fall of Constantinople.

    The Battle That Stopped Rome. An epic book that I used for as source for a paper on the battle for Teutorburg forest. I never actually read through it. I'm going to starting tomorrow.
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    braaains gubble gubble

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    Finished Do androids dream. Soooo much better than the movie. Currently reading Martian Time Slip now.... Having trouble getting out of fiction to read my other books.
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    Yadidamean yadidamean?

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    I'm reading about the Cold War in history -_-

    actually, it's really interesting. Since it's still the school year I just read manga randomly. During the summer or breaks in general is when I read for real.

    I read The Handmaid's Tale, which was good. I'm planning on finishing A Scanner Darkly eventually, and I'll admit to reading the Twilight series... I'm still in the 4th book. :oops:
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    smirnoff Curmudgeon

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    This is the last book I read, and it was freakin' awesome :) Right up there with The Moon is a Harsh Mitress and Stranger in a Strange Land in terms of my favourite Heinlein novels.

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    Not reading anything right now though.
  19. El_Presidente_Pufferfish

    El_Presidente_Pufferfish I grew up here

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    Recently finished The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Heinlein, Flowers for Algernon by Keyes, and re-read Ender's Game by Card.

    Currently reading Stranger in a Strange Land by Heinlein.
  20. jake

    jake Vagabond

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    Reading The Codex Alera by Jim Butcher. About to start book 3. As far as comics I am getting alittle behind. Catching up on New Avengers just before Dark Reign.
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    I finished Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut not too long ago. I need a new author to read now.
  22. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    Amusing ourselves to Death
    Marry Shelly's Frankenstein (which a out line of my paper is due out tomorrow), I'm halfway through.
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    annadora Drug Dealer

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    I'm about halfway through the first book of the Codex Alera! I started this series when I ran out of Dresden books to read. :p How are you liking the Alera books so far?
  24. mattdev

    mattdev liberal crybaby

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    One of my favorites, although I do prefer Pale Blue Dot. Both are "stellar", though :D

    Currently inching my way through Comédias Brasileiras de Verão and Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music. The former is a fairly easy read, but the latter is taking forever because I'm so swamped with school related readings at the moment. Hopefully I can finish both during this coming break.
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